Grapevine, Colleyville and Southlake partner with Carter BloodCare to host blood drives

Kirkman Engineering is one of the businesses in the area helping encourage others to donate blood. (Courtesy Kirkman Engineering)
Kirkman Engineering is one of the businesses in the area helping encourage others to donate blood. (Courtesy Kirkman Engineering)

Kirkman Engineering is one of the businesses in the area helping encourage others to donate blood. (Courtesy Kirkman Engineering)

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The Grapevine, Colleyville and Southlake communities are working together to host blood drives. (Courtesy Sanford Myers and American Red Cross)
When concerns about the COVID-19 outbreak started to increase in March, Carter BloodCare in Bedford forecast a loss of more than 10,000 donors in the coming months.

The organization is continuing to ask businesses and individuals to consider hosting a blood drive and donating blood. Several groups in Grapevine, Colleyville and Southlake are stepping up to answer that call.

Kirkman Engineering is hosting a blood drive with Carter BloodCare from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 7 and is hoping to remind people that blood donations are still needed, owner Shea Kirkman said.

"We just wanted to do something to help the community and give our staff another option to serve," he said in an email. "Kirkman Engineering is blessed to have a team that cares and is looking for ways to help."

He encouraged the public to stop by his office at 5200 SH 121, Colleyville, during that time to donate blood.


Several blood drives are scheduled the following week as well.

The Grapevine Rotary Club and the city of Grapevine will host a blood drive with Carter BloodCare from noon to 4 p.m. April 13 at Wise Guys Pizzeria, 322 S. Park Blvd., Grapevine. People who are interested and want more information can contact Leon Leal at 214-536-0004 or Doug Noell at 817-917-3366.

In addition, The King's University in Southlake is hosting a public blood drive with Carter BloodCare from noon to 4 p.m. April 13-15. The Gateway Church campus is located at 2121 East Southlake Blvd., Southlake. More information can be found by contacting Jessica Fisher at [email protected]
By Miranda Jaimes

Editor, Frisco & McKinney

Miranda joined Community Impact Newspaper as an editor in August 2017 with the Grapevine/Colleyville/Southlake edition. In 2019 she transitioned to editor for the McKinney edition. She began covering Frisco as well in 2020. Miranda covers local government, transportation, business and nonprofits in these communities. Prior to CI, Miranda served as managing editor for The Prosper Press, The Anna-Melissa Tribune and The Van Alstyne Leader, and before that reported and did design for The Herald Democrat, a daily newspaper in Grayson County. She graduated with a degree in journalism from Oklahoma Christian University in 2014.